Given Alaska’s low population, there aren’t many congressional primaries held in the state today. There’s only one congressional district in the state, and just one U.S. Senate seat up for grabs this year.
Nonetheless, Alaska is getting a great deal of attention today, largely because Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee have endorsed Joe Miller, a Republican challenger to incumbent GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski. There’s a contest for the Democratic nomination to the seat as well, however, with “wireless electricity” promoter Jacob Seth Kern competing against Frank Vondersaar and Scott McAdams.
For Alaska’s at-large seat in the House of Representatives, Republican incumbent Don Young is facing a challenge from John Cox and Sheldon Fisher. On the Democratic side, there is no contest. Harry Crawford will be the nominee.
With 71 percent of precincts now reporting, the vote is as follows: